Slow Lightning

byEduardo C. Corral

Paperback | April 3, 2012

Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral
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Eduardo C. Corral is the 2011 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, joining such distinguished previous winners as Adrienne Rich, W. S. Merwin, and John Ashbery. Corral is the first Latino poet to win the competition.

Seamlessly braiding English and Spanish, Corral's poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience. He employs a range of forms and phrasing, bringing the vivid particulars of his experiences as a Chicano and gay man to the page. Although Corral's topics are decidedly sobering, contest judge Carl Phillips observes, "one of the more surprising possibilities offered in these poems is joy."

From "Self-Portrait with Tumbling and Lasso"

I'm a cowboy

        riding bareback

My soul is


above my head like a lasso.

        My right hand

a pistol. My left

        automatic. I'm knocking

on every door.

        I'm coming on strong . . .

Title:Slow LightningFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.27 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.27 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030017893X

ISBN - 13:9780300178937

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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